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Asked by: Anonymous
Question: I am having a lot of issues with one of my professors which isn't common for me. I currently have a GPA over 4.00. 2/3 of my class failed the midterm (class average of 41%) and it looks like even if I get an 80 on the final, with the way he marks in comparison to other profs, I will get a 60% in the course. I find that I learn more from Google than I do from him. And it's stressing me out because I was planning to go for GPA based scholarships and bursaries to get through the rest of my time here. Even this semester in my other class of the same discipline at a higher level, my lowest mark is an 86% this semester and last semester I both finished the pre-req with an A+ and had the highest mark on the midterm. What can I do?

Answered by: Kala
Answer: Hey, Sorry to hear about your experiences with that particular prof, I know how stressful it can be to have your scholarships dependent upon marks and grade point averages! My suggestion would be to go to the department head and voice your concerns to them. There are options for students to submit grade appeal forms, too. This form allows a committee to view your work in the class and decide if you deserve a better mark than what you received. Start with your department head and hopefully you will find some answers there! Best of luck, and remember, not all scholarships are based on grade criteria!
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